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Uber adds new features to ensure a smooth pickup

Uber is rolling out some new features aimed at making the pickup process simpler and more efficient. First, while the company began offering advanced booking in 2016, its now going to start guaranteeing your pickup time. If your driver doesnt arriv...

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Aston Martin‘s Volante Vision is a luxurious flying taxi

Aston Martin is the latest luxury car company to express interest in creating a personal aerial vehicle. Today, the company unveiled its plans for a flying car, a three-seat aircraft called the Volante Vision Concept. The hypothetical concept craft...

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Armani‘s latest designer smartwatches come with strap options

Emporio Armani has launched new touchscreen smartwatches for those who prefer Googles Wear OS in a designer package. The fall models feature new dial designs on a 1.19-inch AMOLED display and stainless steel cases. One of them is available with eith...

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Amazon could take on UK broadcasters with a smart TV launch

Cutting the cable cord could soon get a lot easier in the UK, as Amazon is getting set to release smart TVs with Fire TV built in, reports the Telegraph. A smart TV from the online retail giant is currently in testing by DTG, a UK standards body for...

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Scientists develop the world‘s first 3D color X-rays

A New Zealand company has generated the first 3D color X-Ray images of the human body by using an advanced medical scanner. The scanner utilizes CERNs Medipix3 technology and has been in development for a decade. Its able to produce high resolution...

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The Morning After: Even the World Cup couldn‘t escape ‘Fortnite‘

Welcome back. France has won the World Cup, so we can go back to playing Fortnite -- like some of the players. We hear more on the two million-dollar electric hypercar of the future and imagine a life with a cardboard accordion, courtesy of Nintendo...

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UK‘s first spaceport will be located in Scotland

The UK government has announced that it plans to build Europes first spaceport on the AMhoine Peninsula in Sutherland, Scotland. The boggy stretch is relatively uninhabited, remote and close to the North Sea. Its also the best place in the UK to r...

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Chinese car giants team up on a ridesharing platform

Its not just Western automakers jumping head-first into transportation services. Three of Chinas largest car brands (Chongqing Changan, Dongfeng and FAW Group) have launched a venture that will create a ridesharing platform. T3 Mobile Travel Serv...

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Tesla Model 3 rollover crash shows its real-world safety

While Teslas Model 3 should be a safe car (this isnt the companys first try), its hard not to feel nervous. Without official crash test results, how do you know how resilient it really is? Apparently, its tougher than you might think. Reddit use...

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Watch a self-driving car complete Goodwood‘s legendary hill climb

Want a hint of how the automotive zeitgeist is changing? You only need to look at the just-ended Goodwood Festival of Speed. Roborace has carved out a small niche in history with the first self-driving vehicle to successfully complete Goodwoods fa...

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Nintendo Labo contest champions include a solar accordion and teapots

If it wasnt already apparent that you can do much more with Nintendo Labo than what comes in the box, it is now. Nintendo has unveiled the winners of a Creators Contest that challenged them to produce games and musical instruments, and the results...

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Ultra-sensitive radio telescope debuts in South Africa

Another piece of the Square Kilometer Arrays puzzle just fell into place. South Africa has officially switched on MeerKAT, billed as the most sensitive radio telescope of its type on the planet. Some parts of the array have been gathering data, but...

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Pininfarina‘s 2 million electric hypercar boasts a 250MPH top speed

When Pininfarina teased its PF0 electric hypercar in March, it didnt do more than promise a massive amount of power and a 2020 launch. Its starting to dribble out details, however, and it now looks like the PF0 may deliver the best of all worlds -...

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Rolls-Royce is the latest to develop a flying taxi

The flying taxis from Airbus and Uber may have some fresh competition, albeit not quite in the way they might have expected. Rolls-Royce has unveiled an EVTOL (Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing) concept that could carry four to five passengers...

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After Math: Stage 4 capitalism

Its been another fun-filled week of plebes like us being crushed under the heel of big business. Want to take a trip into orbit? Youre gonna need to mortgage your house and your childrens futures. Want to own the last decent MacBook Pro? Tough, Ap...

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Irish Silk Road figure extradited to the US

The US is continuing its quest to try Silk Roads foreign leaders. Irish resident Gary Davis (aka Libertas) has been extradited to the US to face charges over his alleged involvement in the dark web outfit as an administrator. He faces charges of...

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Ben Heck‘s Atari 800 handheld

What are your favorite 8-bit computers from the 80s? Ben Hecks is the Atari 800, and what better thing to do as a final project than make it portable? Thats right, its time for a teardown. After pulling the Atari apart to reverse-engineer it,...

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HTC hints at multi-room VR using Steam

You may know that VR in large rooms is becoming a reality, but what about venturing between rooms? It might happen sooner than you think, albeit with a few caveats. HTC has shown off an experience that used a SteamVR beta, a Vive Pro and 16 base st...

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Disney reduces the chances of CG hair disasters

Movie studios often want computer-generated hair to have a specific effect, whether its a seductive toss or a careless flick that knocks something over. But theres a problem: most rough-cut simulations dont realistically simulate hair, leading to...

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Lockheed Martin creates its largest 3D-printed space part to date

Lockheed Martin has just finished the final series of quality control tests for an enormous titanium dome meant to serve as caps for satellite fuel tanks. Its not just any ordinary dome, though: the enormous component measures four feet in diameter...

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Tesla speeds up delivery times for new Model 3 orders

When Tesla opened up Model 3 orders to everyone, it was easy to be jaded when delivery would take at least three months. Wouldnt the situation only get worse? Apparently, just the opposite is true: Tesla has dramatically shortened delivery times for...

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Honda will use electric bikes to test swappable batteries

Honda has teamed up with Panasonic to start testing the swappable rechargeable batteries it debuted at CES this year. The partners are bringing Hondas Mobile Power Packs to Indonesia, where theyll be used to power electric mobility products, partic...

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Twitter bans Russia-linked accounts following indictments

The US indictment of Russian officers over the DNC hacks is having an effect... at least, on Twitter. The social network has banned accounts for both DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 in response to the indictment. In a statement explaining the suspensions...

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Opener is the latest startup to reveal plans for a personal aircraft

The race to build a flying car has just become more crowded. This week, the Canadian company Opener revealed its new vehicle, called BlackFly. The one-person aircraft can travel up to 25 miles at a speed of 62 miles per hour. Because the operations...

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